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The Truth About Special Interest Lobbyist David Jolly
- Jolly Lobbied on Social Security Reform for a Client That Supported Privatizing Social Security. [Tampa Bay Times, 1/22/14]
- Jolly Said Social Security is "Not Guaranteed," and That "Everything Should be On the Table, Including Private Accounts." [ St. Petersburg College Candidate Forum, 2/03/13; Tampa Bay Times, 1/31/14]
- Jolly Client and Benefactor Called the Social Security Trust Fund a "Ponzi-Scheme" Jolly was "point man on Capitol Hill" for Jim MacDougald, founder of Free Enterprise Nation. In his book Unsustainable, MacDougald called the Social Security Trust Fund a "ponzi-scheme." [Tampa Bay Times, 1/31/14; Creative Loafing, 2/12/14]
- Jolly Lobbied on a Budget That Would Turn Medicare into a Costly Voucher Program. [Tampa Bay Times, 1/22/14; CBO, 1/27/10]
- Jolly Said There was "A Lot of Good" in a Plan That Would Cost Seniors $6,400 a Year for Their Medicare Coverage. In 2013, Jolly said: "I think there was a lot of good in the Ryan budget." In 2011 USA Today reported: "The Congressional Budget Office estimated that plan would cost beneficiaries an average of $6,400 more annually." [Bay News 9, 12/08/13; USA Today, 10/03/11]
- Jolly "Personally Opposes" Paycheck Fairness. [Tampa Bay Times, 1/31/14]
- Jolly Supports Overturning Roe v. Wade. [St. Petersburg College Debate, 2/03/14]
- Jolly Backed by Group that Opposes Abortion in Cases of Rape and Incest. [National Right to Life Committee 2012 Candidate Questionnaire; Tampa Bay Times, 1/03/14]
- Jolly Praised Plan to Increase Veterans' Health Costs by as Much as 500 Percent as "Honest Leadership." [Tampa Bay Times, 1/31/14]
- Jolly Lobbied to Expand Drilling Off Florida's Coast. [Tampa Bay Times, 1/09/14]
- Jolly Repeatedly Lied About Lobbying for Offshore Drilling. [Tampa Bay Beaches Congressional Forum, 1/06/14; WEDU Candidate Forum, 1/12/14; St. Petersburg College Candidate Forum, 2/03/14]
- Jolly Said Humans Have Not Had a Dramatic Impact on Climate Change, Called Policies Meant to Stem Climate Change "Reactionary Global Warming Public Policy." [Tampa Bay Times, 1/26/14]
- Tampa Bay Times: Jolly's has an "Irresponsible Position Based on Ignorance, or Worse, Pandering" on Climate Change. [Tampa Bay Times Editorial, 1/28/14]
- Jolly Opposed Raising the Minimum Wage. "Jolly has previously said he did not think the minimum wage needed to be increased." [Tampa Bay Times, 1/28/14]
- Tampa Bay Times Columnist: During Debate Jolly "Seemed to be Making a Fox News Audition Tape." [Tampa Bay Times Columnist, 2/03/14]
- Tampa Bay Times: Jolly "Embraced the Most Conservative Wing of the Republican Party." [Tampa Bay Times Editorial, 2/03/14]
- Tampa Bay Times: Jolly Has "Rigid Ideological Positions." [Tampa Bay Times Editorial, 12/16/14]
- Jolly Supported "Repealing Obamacare in Totality." [St. Petersburg College Debate, 2/03/14]
- Tampa Bay Times: Jolly Wants to Repeal ACA "But Has No Workable Plan" for Replacement. [Tampa Bay Times, 2/07/14]
- Repealing the ACA Would Reopen the Prescription Drug Doughnut Hole. [Wall Street Journal, 10/06/13]
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Alex Sink helped protect Floridian's pensions, proposing new oversight and accountability to strengthen and preserve this vital program. That's why Pew hailed Florida's Pension System as one of the strongest in the nation. PolitiFact said that claims against Alex were "Mostly False" writing "Sink did not personally make the risky investments" and under Sink "since June 30, 2010, the trust fund had recovered $8 billion" while the Associated Press called the claims "deceptive."
Alex Sink is a fiscal conservative with a record of bringing Republicans and Democrats together to cut wasteful spending and protect tax dollars by making government do more with less. The Florida Times-Union said Alex saved taxpayers money by streamlining her department as Chief Financial Officer, while PolitiFact wrote that misleading claims about Alex Sink increasing the debt were "Mostly False."
The Tampa Tribune wrote that Alex Sink "is a fiscal conservative who opposes new taxes" and the Tampa Bay Times wrote that Alex Sink "has no interest in raising taxes and proposes tax breaks." Newspapers across Florida have applauded Alex as a fiscal hawk who "attacked wasteful spending." In Congress Alex will apply the results oriented values she practiced as a business leader and Florida's Chief Financial Officer to cutting wasteful spending in Washington.
Alex Sink has spent her life bringing people together to get things done for Florida families. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune wrote that Alex "has a record of working with leaders in both parties," while the Tampa Bay Times applauded Alex for working with the Republican-led legislature to pass laws protecting seniors . The wife and daughter of Marines, Alex is sick and tired of the partisanship and bickering in Washington, and she'll work with Republicans and Democrats to break the gridlock in Congress and focus on the challenges that matter most to Pinellas families.
These are the same Rick Scott-style debunked attacks that have already been rejected by Pinellas residents. Independent experts found Alex Sink had committed no wrong-doing. Alex also pushed for transparency and reform of state plane guidelines. As Chief Financial Officer, Alex earned a reputation as a "fiscal conservative" who "attacked wasteful spending." Even Washington lobbyist David Jolly is distancing himself from these misleading attacks.
Alex Sink wants to improve the Affordable Care Act keeping the good and fixing the bad. She also supports specific improvements, like allowing Medicare to negotiate with drug companies to reduce the cost of medicine, and repealing the medical device tax. But we cannot go back to a time when individuals with pre-existing conditions were being denied coverage, seniors were forced to pay more, or insurance companies could deny access to healthcare.
Lobbyist David Jolly's radical repeal of the ACA would bring back the Medicare donut hole, forcing seniors to pay more eliminating $186 million in prescription drug savings for over 226,000 Medicare beneficiaries in Florida alone. USA Today wrote that "Repealing health care law would mean higher costs" for everyone.